State Route 347 closed due to double fatal crash

Southbound State Route 347 is closed near Riggs Road Wednesday afternoon, due to a crash that killed two people.

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According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS), a 67-year-old man, along with a woman who was initially taken to Chandler Regional Hospital with life-threatening injuries, are dead. Officials said there were apparently two cars stopped at the intersection of southbound SR 347 at Riggs Road when a third car struck both stopped vehicles.

According to DPS officials, the 67-year-old was driving the car that struck the two other stopped vehicles.

The 67-year-old, according to DPS officials, was not wearing a seat belt at the time, and suffered major head trauma. A third driver, according to officials, was treated for neck pain.

According to ADOT, there is no estimated reopening time for the roadway affected.

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